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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Liam Neeson
Lili Taylor
Owen Wilson
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Directors
Jan De Bont
Screenwriters
David Self
Running Time
112 minutes

The Haunting
Big budget reworking of classic horror film (and novel) revolving around a cavernous possessed house.


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Plot
In a "psychological experiment" David Marrow plants three guinea pigs in a scarey house and feeds them a series of clues that create a frightening narrative. However, this "experiment" gets out of control when the clues are no longer fiction and the ghost story spirals out of control.


Verdict
However you dress it up, laughs where there should be frights is patently piss poor.


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